Bulloo County is a local government area in Australia’s South West.
With a population of just over 500 people, it is one of the country’s most remote and sparsely populated shires. The town of Thargomindah serves as the shire’s administrative centre.
The Bulloo River, which rises in the Gowan Ranges south of Blackall and flows south-west through the shire, is named after it.
The Bulloo River is frequently just a series of water holes that end at the Bulloo Lakes or Overflow near the New South Wales border.
Bulloo County is primarily a rural shire, with major industries including wool, beef, opals, oil and natural gas. A number of tourist attractions can also be found in the shire, including:
- Cameron Corner: The point where the borders of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia meet.
- Burke and Wills’ ‘Dig’ tree: The tree where Burke and Wills buried their ill-fated expedition’s supplies in 1861.
- Thargomindah Heritage Walk: A walk through the town of Thargomindah, taking in some of its historic buildings and sites.
- Bulloo Lake: A large lake that is popular for fishing, swimming and birdwatching.
Bulloo County is a truly one-of-a-kind and special place.
The harshness of the outback is balanced by the beauty of the natural landscape and the warmth of the people in this land of contrasts. Bulloo County is the place to go if you want to have a true outback experience.